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#ThanksToVeterans Campaign

11/11/2021

Last year, Veterans United launched our Make It Mean More [nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com] campaign. On Veterans Day 2020, we collected 90,943 Tweets not only thanking Veterans for their service, but making it mean more by putting $25 behind every Tweet. Ultimately, we pledged more than $2.2 million to pay off the mortgages of 11 veterans.

This year, in a historically competitive housing market, we wanted to shine a light on how many Veterans enhance their communities by continuing to serve after they’ve put away their uniforms. We launched the effort this morning on Good Morning America [nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com], where actor, comedian and retired US Marine Rob Riggle helped break the news to Mario, a fellow Marine Veteran, that Veterans United Home Loans was gifting him a house. We’ve identified 9 other veterans [nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com] who have enhanced lives in their communities through giving back. These include:

  • Andre, a Navy veteran, who taught his children the meaning of community by volunteering to put together food care packages for people suffering during the COVID-19 outbreak
  • Regina, a Navy veteran and widowed mother of three who volunteers at her local school and has an open-door policy for neighborhood kids
  • Jim, a US Army veteran of the Vietnam War, who used to be an avid hunter who would donate meat to local tribes, and spends much of his time as a mentor and role model for his teenage grandson
  • Daniel, a Purple Heart recipient and US Army veteran, who provided over watch for Soldier in Iraq and now looks for ways to protect his community in New York
  • Samuel, a US Marine who served two tours in Iraq and now provides self-defense classes at his local dojo, often for children who are experiencing bullying and women looking to protect themselves
  • Jonathon, a US Army infantryman who served on combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, and is now the lone law enforcement officer in a town of 800 people

Veterans United was featured on Live with Kelly and Ryan [nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com], the Tamron Hall Show [nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com] and Jimmy Kimmel Live [nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com]. We're very excited about this being a Veteran’s Day to remember.

Finally, we’ve got one more exciting announcement. To honor the tradition of Veterans Day, which traces its roots to the end of World War I at 11 a.m. on the 11th day of the 11th month, we are still looking for one, final Veteran to honor through this campaign. From November 10 through December 31, we are running a sweepstakes on ThanksToVeterans.com [nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com]


As active members of the Springfield community, we hope you will help us get word out so we can maximize Veterans’ opportunities to have their entire home paid off.

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